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The 7 Best Gaming News Sites and Game Review Sites

Ben Stegner Updated 12-12-2019

Hundreds of video games get released every year, and there’s not enough time to play them all. How are you supposed to know which games are worth your time?


The many game review sites and video game news sites on the internet are here to help. Whether you want to check on a game’s quality before buying it or just want to browse the latest headlines, one of these seven good game websites will serve you well.

A Word on Mainstream Gaming Sites

Video games journalism has gone through a lot of problems in the past several years. We’ll spare specific details here, but suffice it to say that several well-known video game websites have suffered major breaches of ethics: collusion, undisclosed financial ties, cronyism, among other behaviors.

For many gaming sites, the focus has shifted away from reviewing games mainly on gameplay and quality to emphasizing social and political issues above all else. Other gaming sites have branched out to cover other forms of entertainment (e.g. movies, TV, music) to the detriment of their gaming coverage.

We encourage you to research these issues and draw your own conclusions about whether you want to read such mainstream gaming sites. Whatever sites you do choose to read, it’s important that you pay attention to the writers you’re reading, not just the site. There really isn’t a “best game review site” since quality differs among authors.

1. Destructoid



Destructoid is a great all-around gaming site with a bit of everything. It publishes content regularly, with dozens of articles appearing each day. This includes updates on certain games, previews of upcoming games, and opinion pieces.

It’s not just a gaming news site, though. Destructoid publishes reviews of console and PC games, as well as mobile titles and even DLC. Its reviews are straightforward without a lot of nonsense, and they follow a clear scoring system.

Top off this coverage with video content, community blogs, and a section on movies and TV, and you’ve got a solid video game website.

2. GamesRadar+



Another one of the gaming news sites that offers a healthy balance, GamesRadar+ provides news, reviews, features, hands-on looks at new games, and more. You can view articles by your favorite system (PS4, Xbox One, or Switch) or check out the latest news and reviews.

GamesRadar+ doesn’t review the volume of games many other sites do. At the time of writing, the site’s last 20 reviews date back about five months. This shows that its staff takes their time and doesn’t rush out reviews.

In the reviews, clear Pro/Con lists and a summary of the verdict make them easy to skim. GamesRadar+ provides lots of content to check out, as well as quick stories for staying abreast of gaming news.

3. Game Informer



Game Informer is a long-running video game magazine, and it also has a website. Unlike other websites that feature content for movies and TV, this one is all about games. You’ll find news, previews of upcoming games, reviews, and features.

It’s an old-school take on a game website in the overcomplicated modern age, which is welcome. Many of the staff are longtime game players, and the site has a professional feel to it. Reviews break down the most important points, like Graphics, Playability, and Replay value.

Overall, Game Informer is a website from people who love video games for the players. The site doesn’t review every little game, but what’s here is excellent and there’s no political nonsense to worry about.

4. Metacritic



If you don’t feel like wading through reviews and just want a quick score to see if a game is worth playing, Metacritic is for you. It’s not a review website in itself, but instead aggregates scores from various game review websites (similar to Rotten Tomatoes for movies).

Search for a game, and you’ll see a weighted score from 1-100. You can click through to read individual reviews or compare what the critics thought to user reviews.

A lot of the time, it’s hard to sum up a game’s quality in a single number. Thus, many people have issues with the weight placed on Metacritic, but it’s a fine place to start your research on a game. Just remember that a score isn’t everything.

5. Nintendo Life

As the name suggests, this is the best gaming news site for Nintendo enthusiasts. Nintendo Life specializes in covering the Nintendo Switch, 3DS, eShop, and similar topics. You’ll find reviews, news, features, and even original video content.

With a pleasant community in the forums and comments sections, this is a must-visit for all Nintendo fans.

The features standout here. They provide guides to major games, such as how to unlock all the characters in Hyrule Warriors or where to find secrets on Fortnite’s map. The site reviews downloadable eShop titles The Best Nintendo Switch eShop Games Got a Nintendo Switch and don't know what to play? The eShop holds a ton of awesome games. We'll show you the best ones you can buy right now. Read More as well as mainstream releases, so there’s a lot of coverage.

6. GameSpot


GameSpot is a well-known gaming site that’s worth a visit. You’ll find popular and recent news on its homepage, along with tabs to filter by your favorite game systems.

The site reviews games both popular and small on every platform. For something a little different, you can also check out its video shows and forums to connect with other gamers 13 Big Gaming Forums to Talk About Video Games Here are the biggest gaming forums where you can talk about video games to your heart's content. Read More . There are some occasional quirks with its reviews, like the writer mentioning that they didn’t play through the entire game. But overall, it’s a quality resource.

7. Christ Centered Gamer


With the above discussion of bias in games, you might think a site with an obvious predisposition is an odd choice to include. But Christ Centered Gamer has received praise for its clear reviews from those concerned about the ethics of mainstream game sites.

Unlike sites like Polygon that let biases influence their ranking of a game’s quality, this site separates its reviews into two scores. One scores the game technically on its gameplay, controls, and other qualities. The other scores the morality of the game, based on factors like language, sexual content, and similar.

If you’re a person of faith or concerned about your children playing an inappropriate game Everything Parents Should Know About Video Games If your children play video games and you don't understand much about them, we're here to help. Here's what you should know to make sure your kids have the best experience. Read More , you can take the morality score into account. But if you don’t care about that, you can skip right past it and enjoy a quality review.

This isn’t as well-known as some other game review sites, but it’s up-front about its biases and hasn’t had concerning breaches of ethics. You may find it refreshing.

What Are the Best Video Game Websites You Trust?

The best video game websites aren’t necessarily the ones you hear about often. Every game website has some drawbacks, whether it’s a lack of ethics, poorly justified review scores, or a radical bias. But these seven sites are great places to get your video game news and reviews.

In addition to them, we recommend that you find some YouTubers or Twitch streamers that you enjoy. Game websites employ dozens of people, which makes it difficult to find a consistent voice. With a single YouTuber, you can understand their preferences and see if a game is right for you. Plus, seeing a game for yourself always helps.

And remember that you can find game walkthroughs on YouTube as well as these other sites The Best Sites for Video Game Guides and Walkthroughs Are you stuck in a game and need a video game walkthrough to help? Check out these best sites for video game guides. Read More . So in addition to reviews, you can get a little help with the games you’re already playing.

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  1. hassan
    June 13, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Where is IGN?

  2. Andrew
    April 4, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Kotaku has always been my personal go to

    • Kevin Roos
      June 27, 2020 at 1:29 am

      You probably will never read this but this list should be mainly game websites. Kotaku was good some time but now only busy with pushing their left-winged beliefs and CJW news. If your comment is not to their liking , they will not post it (even without swearing etc.).

      I really loved Rock Paper Shotgun but this site is also very selective with whatever you are posting and which not ties into their political agenda.

  3. Ric
    January 2, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Just closed my N4G account yesterday... It got to a point in which every article had to be analyzed from a political point of view. So much in fact, that it actually kind of overshadowed the huge amount of bias and terrible moderation going on.

    If you value gaming journalism and have any sense of community, STAY AWAY FROM N4G!

  4. Rob
    October 9, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Wow, wonderful games listed. I just love Christ Centered Gamer. soon I will be covering that on my youtube channel superxzee

  5. Rob
    October 9, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Wow wonderful games listed. I just love Christ Centered Gamer. soon I will be covering that on my youtube channel Superxzee

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  7. allan
    March 25, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Great article dude, you should also include Game News Ninja in your list

  8. Alna Hana
    October 19, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Nice article dude!!!

  9. Jason Gress
    October 15, 2018 at 12:30 am

    Surprisingly, we just saw this now. Thank you so much for featuring us! God Bless you!

    Co-Founder and Senior Editor from Christ Centered Gamer

  10. MtnDooDoo
    June 30, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Very good article!

    • Ben Stegner
      July 1, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      I'm glad you liked it!

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